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Feb 12, 2020

7 Tips for a Healthier Life 

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If you have arthritis, limitations caused by chronic pain and fatigue can diminish your quality of life. So much energy is consumed just trying to minimize or circumvent pain that your life ends up being solely about surviving. However, those general and uninspiring goals do not help you get the most out of life. It […]

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Feb 6, 2020

8 Date Night Ideas for Those with Arthritis

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When you are chronically ill, sometimes you can get caught up in the routine of staying home and resorting to binging movies on Netflix as a means for entertainment. There are many ways, however, to enjoy time with your loved one without pushing your body beyond its limits. Below are eight date night ideas that […]

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Jan 10, 2020

Set Yourself up for Success this Year

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In the rush of anticipation for another new year and a fresh start, it’s typical to make New Year’s resolutions that sound great but never go anywhere. Resolutions can be a good thing, but they need to be manageable and achievable to work. With some realistic goals, hard work, and these tips, you can turn […]

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Jan 3, 2020

8 Resolutions Arthritis Patients Need to Make for 2020

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The start of a new year is always such an exciting time. After binging on cookies and cocoa for two months, everyone feels a sense of fresh hope and a renewed perspective for the new year. And fortunately, the new year is a great time to think about making positive changes, including those that can […]

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Dec 6, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts for Safe Holiday Decorating with Arthritis

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The holiday season is here! With all the excitement and magic in the air, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget about your health. Unfortunately, while you’re busy decorating the house and trimming the tree, safety is probably one of the last things on your mind. But for those who suffer […]

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Oct 2, 2019

6 Tips for Making Your Arthritis Workout More Social This Fall

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Things are cooling down here in southeastern NC. There is a crispness in the air, and the leaves are morphing into beautiful colors. However, as the season continues, the days will get shorter and the temperatures will drop. On these days, you may want to just curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket. But […]

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Sep 16, 2019

Seven Tips for Coping with Arthritis Flares

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If you have arthritis, you are all too familiar with these feelings: stiff, swollen joints, overwhelming fatigue. This magnification of symptoms is called a flare, and they can happen to anyone with arthritis. What triggers a flare is not clear, but by working with your doctor, you can manage the pain and fatigue and keep […]

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Sep 9, 2019

Arthritis Dos and Don’ts

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There is a lot of advice about how to ease arthritis pain and stiffness with exercise, medication, and stress reduction. But how do you know what will work for you? Take charge of your diagnosis by following these simple dos and don’ts. As a result, you can enjoy life more and potentially slow down the […]

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Aug 16, 2019

Five Common Exercise Hurdles with Arthritis and How to Overcome Them

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Exercise plays a key role in managing arthritis symptoms. Unfortunately, starting and maintaining an exercise program when you have arthritis isn’t that simple. Here are five ideas to help you overcome those common exercise hurdles. Pain. If pain is holding you back from being active, take a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory over-the-counter pain reliever before you exercise. […]

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Aug 2, 2019

Life Hacks to Help Cope with Your Arthritis

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If you have arthritis, chores, errands, and other everyday tasks are no simple feats. It isn’t always easy to complete your to-do list with the pain and fatigue, and coping with arthritis means you may need more time to get tasks done. But that’s ok! You can’t do it all at once, so consistent breaks […]

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